The best-known Hong Kong firm that has shifted substantial operations to Macau is Hutchison Telecommunications, which opened a paging operation centre in October last year. Hutchison had looked at a number of locations, including the mainland, before finally opting for Macau, John Murray, a director at telecom carrier CTM, said. Hutchison has been laying off Hong Kong staff as a result of the move. The company would not disclose how much money it has saved, nor the number of staff at its Macau office, although it is believed to employ about 200. Star Paging, ABC Communications and Hong Kong Paging have also shifted most of their paging operations to Macau. A paging worker gets about $10,000 a month on average in Hong Kong, while his counterpart in Macau gets about $6,000.